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Bedd-yr-Afanc means the monsters grave, the Afanc being a name commonly given to a water monster in Wales.

The grave is actually the only Bronze Age Gallery Grave in Wales and dates from around 1500BC.

Just two rows of parallel stones survive. According to legend the Afanc used to dwell in a pool by Brynberian Bridge, and was captured and killed then buried in this mound on the hillside.

The Afanc appears in other Welsh Stories, another was captured from a pool in the river Conwy and led to Glaslyn Lake on Mount Snowdon.

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